Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Iranian, Median
Iron Age
700–550 B.C.


Findspot: Iran

Dimensions

Overall: 2.4 x 0.6 cm (15/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1359

Medium or Technique

Jasper

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

At right, male figure dressed in Median costume holding lasso. At left, two criss-crossed rearing horses.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer.
(Accession Date: November 25, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)